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Lessons in Eating Soup
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Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Michal is a young boy longing to be reconnected with his father who escaped Poland during the communist 1980's. This short story explores the innocence of childhood set against a bleak and frightening environment. It also offers a glimpse into cultural identity, how it can encompass the simplest of things, things that are often lost or left behind in the process of moving on.
The Rabbi and the Vampire (A Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
Although Vampires are found in many cultures, this is a short story about the Jewish origins of the Vampire legend as found in the Torah and Talmud which has entered into literature. The information in this regard is factual, as was the treatment of the Jews I describe in the late Middle Ages, just before the advent of the European Enlightenment in the early 1800's.
The Foxhole Court
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Price: Free! Words: 82,690. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
Neil Josten knows signing with the Palmetto State Foxes is a fatal mistake. After eight years on the run he ought to have better survival instincts, but one of his new teammates is a friend from his old life. Neil left him once; he can't walk away a second time. The longer he stays the faster his past catches up with him, but maybe Neil's finally found someone and something worth fighting for.
The Range Trip
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Price: Free! Words: 7,890. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
When a salesman attempts to infiltrate The Iron Range and convince the salt-of-the-earth inhabitants to pay for home improvements provided by his company, his trip turns out to be a bizarre ordeal involving dark secrets that he would've never expected. This is a tribute piece to Hunter S Thomson who died recently.
The Awakening of Adam Capello
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Price: Free! Words: 76,930. Language: British English. Published: August 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
In the near future, a process called Awakening enables anyone to regain lost knowledge and experiences through past life regression, but at what price? What happens when you open up the Pandora's box of your past? Memories of loves lost, murders committed and madness endured to name but a few. Adam's journey covers thousands of years but ultimately affects our future and the world around us.
Stories for Airports
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You set the price! Words: 29,810. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Going somewhere? Stuck where you are? This book is for you. Stories for Airports is not about airports. It is an album of brief encounters with people who intrigue and appall you, people in the midst of discovering that entire worlds exist within the most inconsequential moments.
The Line That Deserted Him
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Price: Free! Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
In a bar, a clever sot is observed conning a naïve fellow patron for drinks and money.
The Birthday
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Price: Free! Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Harriet is in denial over her daughter turning sixteen. She does everything to avoid accepting the day finally arriving - including unwittingly casting a spell. Realising her mistake and in desperation she tries to fix what is no longer in her hands.
Small Town Glory
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Price: Free! Words: 29,240. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
With a video camera in his hand and the haunting images in his head of a friend being pulled from an icy river, Eli sets off to film a documentary and, in the process, unearths harrowing truths about life in a small town.
Slocomb's Pond
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Price: Free! Words: 11,150. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Slocomb's Pond has a bad reputation. Some people have returned from it with tales of hideous creatures living beneath its placid waters. Others have not returned at all. This is the story of four boys who, one winter night, decide to tempt Fate at Slocomb's Pond, and who are caught most unaware when Fate takes them up on their wager.
10 Days
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Price: Free! Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Live each day as if it were you're last never had more meaning than on the 11th day before he expired. He had 10 days to live and only God knew how he was going to spend them. Reuben personally didn't have a clue, he was too busy dying inside, wondering how this had happened to him...
The Other Side (Literary Fiction)
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Price: Free! Words: 94,370. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
28 year old Lily Hicks' faith had seemed unshakable until a traumatic loss in her teens. The day that she hears a street evangelist preaching, she faces the question that haunts her past: can God truly - and only - be good? Her partner is an Atheist and her best friend a Wiccan. Both will fight Lily's philosophical journey all the way until a shocking event changes everything...
Looking for Bianca: a short story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,720. Language: American English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Looking for Bianca is contemporary narrative fiction telling the story of Tara, who is struggling to come to terms with the death of her sister. Tara travels to an Italian garden her sister also visited, looking to connect with her sister's memory and hoping it will help her begin to heal.
The Ball
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Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Every evening, Ted finds reasons to take him away from the horror stories of the six o'clock news. Today he spots what looks like a ball in the garden. Breaking his routine, he steps outside.
Of Men and Mountains
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Price: Free! Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011 by Tricorner Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Jordan wants to be a professional mountain climber—have an agent, be sponsored, maybe even get on the New York Times best climber’s list. But from where he is, the top seems a long way off. After many falls he’s all but ready to give up until he meets a mentor who, if she doesn’t kill him, just might help him see there’s more than one way to reach the clouds
Guest Ranch
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Price: Free! Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Guest Ranch is a short story about a couple visiting a Guest Ranch. They meet a trail guide who is also a storyteller who tells them a tale of the Old West. The husband is in a bad mood over a traffic fine and he is slow to become receptive.
The Savior of Turk
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You set the price! Words: 98,720. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A porn store, 200 ft. Jesus and a fainting kid from India. Just another day in Turk, Missouri.
The Tent
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Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A young photographer gets a glimpse of an unfamiliar world. 1900 words
Awful, Ohio
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Price: Free! Words: 72,740. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
"An intriguing monster." Troy Slushy's exposure to his life-decimating job, depressed wife, and crumbling home encourage his desire for a life in perpetual darkness. It becomes his objective to destroy the bright, menacing beast that removes him from the ecstasy of his dreams, only to expose him to all of these worthless possessions. Troy Slushy declares that his mission is to destroy the sun.
The Tube Healer
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Price: Free! Words: 14,600. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
When a man witnesses a miracle on the London Underground system, he becomes obsessed with the healer who is travelling London's tube network, making changes in people at will. Who is the Tube Healer? Will the man who saw him ever meet him? And what do the authorities think of this strange entity that is adding a little bit of magic to the lives of millions of Londoners every day?